Ted Nugent’s Economics

Ted Nugent has some interesting things to say regarding economics. In a column for theĀ Washington Times, he trashed current schools of thought. Specifically, Keynesian economics. For those of us who fall asleep at “econo…” or simply haven’t been in school for awhile, Keynesian econ. advocates a “mixed economy.” A mixed economy is one that is mostly run by the private sector, but where the public and government sectors have quite a bit to say as well. In other words, a free market with regulations. Doesn’t sound so bad, right?

According to Ted Nugent, wrong. Dead wrong. In fact, he called supporters of Keynesian thought “socialists” and likened a stepped-up government role unto Jerry Sandusky (ex-coach at Penn State convicted of multiple counts of child molestation) coaching a little boys’ football team. The exact quote is as follows:

Fedzilla is growing fatter, less accountable and less transparent by gorging itself on our tax dollars. Instead of tightening Fedzilla’s fiscal belt, government bureaucrats just buy him bigger belts and suspenders, and he gets fatter and smellier each day. The only good pig is a dead pig.

Regrettably, there are way too many intellectually stunted Americans who support this gluttonous and irresponsible spending curse. They are called socialists. Socialists believe in Keynesian economics, which supports government control and meddling in our economy. It’s akin to Jerry Sandusky managing a little boys’ football team. Another, more accurate name for Keynesian economics is Kamikaze economics.

While Keynesian economics advocates government regulation, it is a free-market based system of economics. I guess they didn’t teach economics at St. Viator High School. Or the definition of “socialism.”

Nugent is a firm supporter of Romney and the Republican party. When it was suggested by a CBS interviewer on This Morning that he may not be able to attract moderate voters for the RepublicanĀ presidentialĀ nominee, he is reported to have said, “I’m an extremely loving, passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion that I’m a damned nice guy, and if you can find a screening process more powerful than that, I’ll suck your d***,” before turning to a female CBS producer and adding, “Or I’ll f*** you, how’s that sound?”

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These are just the latest remarks in a career filled with hate and ignorance. He has also been convicted of illegally hunting a young buck in California, and is temporarily banned from hunting on federal lands or in Alaska. He’s also served two years on federal probation.